End of the Line by The Traveling Wilburys Lesson

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Great lesson, appreciate it much. However the intro “riff” chords aren’t crystal clear to me, except the “D-fingering” ones. I don’t get the 10’th and 12’th fret chords. I’d appreciate the fingering for them. Cheers!

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Hi Larry I’m by no means an expert but I think I know enough to be able to answer you.

At the 10th fret you have basically what is called a triad. In this case the top part of the D barre chord. The D chord is normally fretted as 10 12 12 11 10 10 (D A D F# A D). If you drop the D A D bit on the 6th, 5th and 4th string, you still have all the notes you need to play a D chord - just 3 notes is all you need (“triad”).

The twelvth fret chord Justin plays here is x x 0 12 12 12 (x x D G B E). The G B E are the notes in the Em chord. So this is just one other way to play an Em (with a D base).

Hope that helped!



Thanks Gertvr, that makes sense. Thanks for clearing it up, cheers!

Edit: also the chord at the 12th fret is a triad of course as it consists of the top 3 notes of the Em barre chord in this case.

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Thanks so much for showing us how this great song should be played Justin. I have been trying to play and sing along with it for a while now, but you’ve just made it all so much simpler for me. Cheers :+1:

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Thanks so much Justin for making a lesson of this song, and it’s so cool to me that I can learn in in Grade 1 (once I learn the G chord). I love this song so much I can easily see myself trying the more advanced things once I get there, (yeah, it’ll be a while, but something to look forward to!)

As Justin says in the lesson, there’s something for everyone in this song; all levels of players. I’m working on it now, and I find myself using several different strumming patterns in different parts of the song. That outro is still tricky to do at speed, and I can’t use my acoustic guitar for this song because it’s not a cutaway, but it sounds fine on my electric.

Thanks for this one, Justin. Since I only play for myself, I look for songs that are fun to play, and this definitely qualifies.